if not now, when?

there has been an incredible influx of folks at the gym these last couple of weeks.  recently i asked a fellow patron, "what gives?" and she offered her opinion which is probably pretty accurate, "people getting ready to eat all that turkey."  have to look your best for the big day, right?  good for them. i guess.  sometime is better than no time but it's interesting.

then there's those other folks who are waiting for "after the holidays" to make a move (or move).   i've heard it several times over the last little while and thinking about it took up a lot of mental space the other day as i tried to finish my b.o.r.i.n.g. eight mile treadmill run.  i wondered, "why?"  what after the holidays?  what changes after the holidays?  

let me tell you what i think about this (because two of you care to know what i think).  living a healthy lifestyle is something that happens before, during and after the holidays.  you can't fake it by waiting until "after."  at that point, you're basically setting yourself up.  'cause the holidays don't just happen one time.  they're pretty consistent which means that at some point, if the whole "starting after the holidays" is your plan, you're going to run into another holiday season.  what then?  do you quit what you started?  

most people do.

don't be most people. make your plan part of your life.  not something that is "in addition to" your life.  

consider yourself challenged.
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